During the 2008 Olympic Games, a Genesis Networks fiber infrastructure will deliver broadcast news feeds to global audiences from key Beijing landmarks as part of a service offered to news teams by Global Vision, a provider of broadcasting and transmission services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Global Vision will be offering transmission services Aug. 1-26 from two locations in Beijing: a site overlooking the Olympic Green with views of Olympic Games venues, such as the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, and the Ancient Observatory, built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty and offering views of downtown Beijing.
Global Vision also will provide satellite newsgathering (SNG) vehicles broadcasting from throughout the city. For occasional-use feeds, as well as news teams broadcasting from a single location for the duration of the Beijing Olympics, Global Vision will provide integrated live standup and playout services for the "first mile" of video delivery out of Beijing. Genesis Networks will then pick up the feeds for delivery over the Genesis terrestrial fiber network to major media hubs on all other continents beyond Asia.